- Official launch of SAS’s Glasgow to Stockholm service
- Fares from only £56.00 one-way including taxes
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) today marked the airline’s entry to the Glaswegian market with the inauguration of its new twice weekly service to the Swedish capital of Stockholm. Flights depart Glasgow Monday and Friday mornings providing excellent links for the business traveller between Scotland and Sweden’s financial heartland. SAS twice weekly frequency also allows the ideal opportunity for weekend breaks for the Scottish leisure traveller.
Lars Ove-Filipson, SAS General Manager United Kingdom and Ireland, welcomed the inauguration of the new service saying: “SAS is delighted to be entering the Glaswegian market with our new service to Stockholm. We are excited about offering one of the few direct services from Scotland to Sweden taking passengers to the heart of Stockholm. Business links between Scotland and Scandinavia continue to grow and our new service from Glasgow will provide a much needed direct service between the two cities for business travellers. Our new service also provides leisure travellers with the opportunity to enjoy either short weekend breaks or an extended holiday island hopping in the Stockholm archipelago.”
Gordon Dewar, Managing Director of Glasgow Airport, welcomed the arrival of SAS to Glasgow. He said: “SAS are one of the biggest names in the European airline industry and their arrival in Glasgow is a great vote of confidence in the airport, the city and the tourist industry. We look forward to working with SAS to ensure the success of this important new route for Glasgow Airport and for the city. It offers tremendous opportunities for inbound tourism and we’re encouraged by the interest shown so far in Sweden.”
Dewar continued: “For outbound travel, Stockholm Arlanda is conveniently located in the heart of the city which makes it an ideal base for exploring one of Europe’s most beautiful capital cities, or as a gateway for onward travel to the Baltics, Russia and the Far East.”
Flights will be operated by a Boeing 737-600, with 112 seats. One-way fares start from £56.00 including taxes.
|Glasgow (GLA) – Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN):|
|Monday - SK2544 || |
| Friday- SK2544 || |
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|Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) – Glasgow (GLA)|
|Monday - SK2543 || |
| Friday - SK2543 || |
SAS will offer passengers Economy Extra and Economy fares, with flexible one-way tickets which are combinable across the two classes. Economy Extra provides SAS customers travelling on business with an efficient service which includes business class check in facilities and fully flexible fares with no restrictions. Economy Extra passengers are seated in a dedicated area in front of the economy section, receive a complimentary meal with drinks and can earn extra frequent flyer points.
SAS passengers can tailor their travel to suit their individual needs, be that Economy on the outbound leg and Economy Extra on the return, giving the business traveller greater flexibility and ensuring that travel needs fit around their business and not the other way around.
Councillor Alex Mosson, Chairman – Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, said: “Glasgow City Marketing Bureau is delighted to welcome the national flag carrier of Scandinavia into Glasgow for what, we are sure, will prove to be a highly popular new route. The twice-weekly service between Stockholm Arlanda and Glasgow International is already expected to generate around £2.8 million in local economic benefit and we are convinced that the route has the potential to operate daily - such is the interest from Scandinavia - in Glasgow’s retail offering, cultural heritage and of course, its close proximity to some of the best golf courses and most spectacular scenery in the world.”
Chairman Mosson, continued: “It is particularly pleasing that the city’s Air Route Development Fund - which is managed by Glasgow City Marketing Bureau on behalf of Glasgow City Council - has played a key role in assisting SAS in launching the new service and demonstrates the effectiveness of working in partnership.”
Commenting on the new SAS service Michael Jarvis, International Marketing Manager VisitScotland, said: “We look forward to greater tourism links between Glasgow and Stockholm and feel that this new service will provide an important link between Scotland and Scandinavia. We are delighted that SAS has chosen to expand its UK offering with Glasgow and we look forward to both a long and fruitful relationship with the airline and to welcoming more Swedish people to Scotland.”